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We, like many of you, rely on people we trust to find great wine. Our community of industry partners, friends, and customers have diverse backgrounds but share one important thing -- they love discovering quality wines and sharing them with others. Get to know them and see what wines they recommend.

A life in wine.

Jesse Warner-Levine


Manhattan child born in 1937. Schooled there, summered in central Pennsylvania where grandfather had a store.

Becky Wasserman

Industry Partner

I moved to the East Village back in 2003 and have been in New York now for 17 years.

Justin Irvine

Friend of Convive

I was derailed from academia by the allure of the vine and its fruits, and relocated from my native Virginia to Brooklyn in 2005 to pursue a career in wine.

Clarke Boehling

Industry Partner

I have taught over 400 wine classes to date, and continue to be fascinated by the never-ending world of wine.

Hillary Zio

Friend of Convive

I fell into the wine industry via hospitality, working first as a cook and then a gardener before becoming a waiter at a rural farmhouse restaurant with a great wine list.

Raj Vaidya

Friend of Convive

I grew up skiing and hiking in Colorado, but fell in love with New York City on a school trip and knew this is where I had to be.

Rachel Schlemmer


My grandfather worked at a sake brewery after being discharged from WWII, so if you ask my family, they’ll say I was born into the business.

Monica Samuels

Industry Partner

When, by chance, for a business plan competition I was paired with a business woman who went on to start a wine import and distributing company, everything changed.

Nicole Krause

Friend of Convive

After 3 years in LA, trying to "make it" as an actor, I decided to throw in the towel.

Elan Moss-Bachrach

Industry Partner

I arrived in New York City in the summer of 2005 armed with a degree in poetry, a lipstick-red Fender Stratocaster and the bulletproof swagger of youth.

Andrew Mulligan


My passion for wine started in my first job after college. I was cooking in the West Village when...

Amanda Geller


My first restaurant job was as a singing server, and I was hired because I could sing. I knew nothing about waiting tables...

Melissa Giges


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